Low Energy Astrophysics, a Greener Science


Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. Photo: Wikipedia, CC
Green Manifesto for Astrophysicists
In absolute numbers, astrophysicists are few, and their equipment and travels don't pollute that much. But as individuals, they use much more energy than the average person, and as scientists, they are well aware of the environmental problems of our planet (astrophysicists learned a lot about global warming by studying the atmosphere of other planets) and want to lead by example. That's why the Low Energy Astrophysics manifesto was created (there's also a Low Energy Astrophysics wiki). Maggie at BoingBoing, who is writing a book on clean energy, has a great article about it, and we encourage you to go check it out by following this link: BoingBoing. See also: Lasers Could Replace Spark Plugs, Reducing Emissions and Improving Fuel Economy

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